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Hiring falls short, but joblessness steady.
High energy prices and a slowing
economy seem to have caught employers betwixt and between on
hiring. Experts say most businesses are unsure about which way
the economy is heading and their indecision is affecting hiring
Even in the information age, many workers
are still making do with bad data.
Only about 10 percent of workers say they
always have all the information they need to make business decisions,
and information workers spend an average of 12 hours weekly verifying
the accuracy and quality of data used to make decisions. The effect
on business? Many businesses are paying the price for making bad
decisions and losing productivity. Source: Sales & Marketing
Management e-letter, July 10, 2006
What benefit do most employees want?
Working out of their homes one or two days a week, says
Yet fewer than one in four workers gets that perk.
Training your boss.
If your boss routinely ignores you, withholds praise,
or offers little guidance or feedback, you might need
to take action. IT pro Becky Roberts looks at some ways
you can get your boss on the right track.
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